In a move to enhance player experience, Nintendo has launched the initial update for Super Mario Bros. Wonder, introducing fixes and tweaks. This summer, fans were thrilled when Nintendo revealed this new 2D Mario adventure set in the Flower Kingdom, where players assist Prince Florian in thwarting a corrupted Bowser’s plans. However, what truly captivated everyone was the gameplay, featuring the intriguing Wonder Flowers and exciting power-ups like Mario transforming into an Elephant.
As expected, Super Mario Bros. Wonder shattered sales records, quickly becoming Europe’s fastest-selling Super Mario title. Offering a diverse roster of playable characters, Wonder embraced co-op play, enabling local and online shared world systems. Within this interconnected realm, players could assist and interact with others, reviving fellow players, using an emote wheel for communication, or engaging through standees.
Despite being out for almost a month, Nintendo has rolled out its inaugural update for Super Mario Bros. Wonder, primarily focusing on minor adjustments. One notable change involves Heart Points, an online metric displaying above players or objects. These points reflect a player’s helpfulness, and the update ensures that restarting a level or exiting a course resets any accrued Heart Points to their pre-level state.
Nintendo has kept much of the update under wraps, teasing alterations to the credits without specifying the details. Additionally, the patch notes mention addressing several issues without delving into specifics.
While this concise update might not come as a surprise—given Nintendo’s reputation for crafting polished games—it reflects the high quality of Super Mario Bros. Wonder. The game has received rave reviews and earned nominations for prestigious awards like The Game Awards, where Nintendo boasts multiple nominations across various titles including Super Mario Bros. Wonder, Pikmin 4, Fire Emblem Engage, Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp, and The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.